I'm a proud resident of Surrey BC, and I live here with my husband and two kids (boy + girl)

surrey girl

I'm usually reading at least 3 books at a time, and average 100+ reads a year!

bookworm

I haven't seen the whole world yet, but it's on my list. Most memorable trips so far; Rajastan, Tokyo, Paris & NYC.

travel lover

The word foodie was first used in New Yorker magazine in 1980, the year I was born. Coincidence?

foodie

fun facts


In Nov 2019, my unique tandoori turkey recipe was featured by food writer Tim Carman in The Washington Post. It was part of a round-up of different recipes created by immigrant families as a way to embrace the North American holiday of Thanksgiving. 

the washington post

Feature Food Section 

jillianharris.com

I recently developed a vegan palak tofu recipe for the Jillian Harris blog. 

For this project, I rethought a classic Punjabi dish and made it fit the requirements of Jillian's mainly vegan readership. 

Vegan Tofu Palak - Recipe Development

I was honoured to be included in Urban Asian's 2020 round-up of most influential South Asian's in Vancouver. 


Top 20 Most Influential South Asians in Vancouver

urbanasian.com

In August 2014, Pink Chai  was listed as one of the top up and coming lifestyle blogs in Vancouver, and I was listed as one of Vancouver's top fashion bloggers by the Vancouver Sun newspaper

Vancouver's Top Bloggers 2014

Vancouver sun

Over the years I've created a number of rangoli art instillations ranging in size from 3ft x 3ft all the way up to 21ft x 21ft. 

I was invited on to the Early Edition on CBC Radio to talk about my experience as a rangoli artist. 

Rangoli Artist Feature - The Early Edition

CBC Radio

Food Bloggers of Canada regularly feature members of the foodie community as a spotlight on their website. Pink Chai Living was featured for our  unique perspective on Canadian culture meeting traditional Punjabi recipes on the site. 

Featured Foodie

food bloggers of canada

press features

In August 2017 I was invited to teach a culinary lesson at the Richmond World Fair as part of their Culinary Stage, presented by Richmond Tourism. 

I presented a 30 minute lesson in cooking a weeknight chicken tikka to a packed house of 75+ attendees, and served samples to all. 


Richmond world Fair

Culinary Stage Presenter

Beer and a Curry 

Drawing inspiration from British pub traditions, Beer and a Curry was launched in Vancouver as a way to brighten up Sunday nights and start the week off right. 

I was brought on as the inaugural chef for this unique concept. Cooking family style meals to be paired with craft brews from the likes of Main Street Brewing, and Faculty. My menus included chicken curry, dal tadka, idlis and aam rass, to dal makhani, and of course butter chicken

Recipe Development - Food Services

Guildford Town Centre is located in Surrey BC, which is  city that has a large South Asian population. I was asked to create a special rangoli instilation for Diwali to celebrate the festival and create an interactive display. 

Over a a 3 day period, I created a rangoli design which measured 22 feet by 22 feet. 

Diwali Instillation

guildford town centre - rangoli

In August 2014, Pink Chai  was listed as one of the top up and coming lifestyle blogs in Vancouver, and I was listed as one of Vancouver's top fashion bloggers by the Vancouver Sun newspaper

Vancouver's Top Bloggers 2014

Museum of surrey

Over the years I've created a number of rangoli art instillations ranging in size from 3ft x 3ft all the way up to 21ft x 21ft. 

I was invited on to the Early Edition on CBC Radio to talk about my experience as a rangoli artist. 

Rangoli Artist Feature - The Early Edition

ifbc juneau

engagments: food & art

on the blog

on instagram

@pinkchai